The Grass is Greener on the Other Side: But it’s Astro Turf

Have you ever thought about abandoning everything you thought was right and just live like everyone else? Really, get honest with yourself and think about it. Have you ever been so discouraged about being a Christian that you would consider giving up all of the morals, the character building, the laws and traditions of theContinue reading “The Grass is Greener on the Other Side: But it’s Astro Turf”

We’re off to see the Wizard.

How recognizable is the title phrase to you? If you’ve ever seen “The Wizard of Oz” or any of its variants since 1939, it should be recognizable. What are some of the lessons the movie portrayed? Evil people will be evil. Fearful people will be fearful. Given the right motivation, weakness and fear can beContinue reading “We’re off to see the Wizard.”

Forgive and Forget? My A**.

In my last post I made a statement that needs to be clarified. Here’s the quote without any context: “But there will be no real change until the black race can learn to forgive and let go of the slave mentality imposed upon them during the entire history of the United States.” Upon later consideration,Continue reading “Forgive and Forget? My A**.”

Friend or Foe?

Have you ever been hurt by a friend? I mean a friend you really know and trust. One that you have trusted with everything. At some point in many of our lives, we’ve had just this sort of experience. It may be a divorce, a lost friend, a business partner, or family. It may evenContinue reading “Friend or Foe?”

I’ve Had a Truck Like That

There’s an old joke that goes like this. A rich Texas rancher was talking to a small farmer and bragging about the size of his ranch. He said, “I can get into my truck, drive all day long, and I’ll never make it all the way around my ranch.” The small farmer nodded his headContinue reading “I’ve Had a Truck Like That”

Would You Like to Dance?

Have you ever been to a school dance? If your experience is similar to mine, all of the girls were sitting together on one side of the room. Meanwhile, all of the boys were sitting on the other side of the room. It was perfectly normal for the girls to dance together, but that wouldContinue reading “Would You Like to Dance?”

The Coming Storm

Have you ever witnessed a tornado up close? When you do, it will make a lifelong impact that never leaves you. My personal contact with a tornado happened in Grand Rapids, MI when I was only four years old. The day began just like any other day until the tornado sirens went off. It toreContinue reading “The Coming Storm”

The Forgotten Soldier

This installment is being started on Memorial Day, but may not be finished for posting today. In any case, I can’t say “Thank You” enough for anyone who has served in any capacity in the Armed Forces, especially thankful to those who gave everything to make it possible for me to write and speak freelyContinue reading “The Forgotten Soldier”

A Little Engine that Can

A pastor of a church I once attended said: “Christians can be so spiritually minded that they are of no earthly good, or so earthly minded that they are of no spiritual good.” He knew the problems that every Christian faces, when they live their convictions openly in the world. But have we become soContinue reading “A Little Engine that Can”

Use it to Lose it!

Have you ever played a musical instrument then stopped for whatever reason? Then you may relate to this message. At one point in my life, I played the guitar, banjo, and piano well enough to play and sing on stage publicly. I played at county fairs, church, weddings, and during intermission at the local auditorium.Continue reading “Use it to Lose it!”